The bilateral exchanges that had stalled due to the bitter boundary dispute and the COVID-19 pandemic were reset in the later part of the year with a series of high-level visits.
The book states Nepal's new area to be 147,641.28 square kilometers including the 460.28 sq km area of the Kalapani area which was included in Nepal's political map.
India had termed the 'artifical enlargement' of territorial claims by Nepal untenable after the National Assembly had approved the new political map of the country.
The BOP has now been converted into a permanent one and will not be closed during winter despite extreme cold conditions, Shukla said.
India has termed as untenable the 'artificial enlargement' of territorial claims by Nepal after its lower house of parliament on Saturday unanimously approved the new political map.
In a sharp reaction, India said Nepal's action violates an understanding reached between the two countries to resolve the boundary issues through talks.
The Bill’s introduction had evoked strong reactions from India. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had described the move unilateral and not based on historical facts.
The House of Representatives opened the discussion on the amendment bill which will be put for voting after the deliberations are over.
Members of Nepal’s Parliament have 72 hours to respond, after which the Bill will be passed.
The Ministry of External Affairs said the revised map of Nepal included parts of the Indian territory and asked Kathmandu to refrain from such unjustified cartographic assertion.